Inside a transformed warehouse in downtown Grand Forks you will often find Sadie Gardner working on something special.
"A little pick me up for someone," she said while working on a small floral arrangement.
The project is nothing compared to the one she just finished.
"I am decorating it for the people," she said in regards to a recent trip to decorate the White House.
Sadie's first ever trip to the nation's capital is one she will never forget. She was one of 120 volunteers selected by Melania Trump to decorate the White House.
She applied earlier in the year by sending some samples of her work.
"I kind of forgot about it, so when it came through I was shocked," she said with a laugh.
Sadie said it was four long days of sappy fingers, from 6 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., but an experience she knows is once in a lifetime.
The theme was America the Beautiful.
The group hung 106 wreaths. They decorated 62 trees, including 1,200 feet of garland and 32,000 lights.
Everything done to perfection. The group was only half of what it usually is due to the virus.
"The volume of décor and ornaments that went on every tree was insane, not an inch was left," she said.
Sadie offered this fun fact about decorating the People's House.
"I was surprised they just didn't buy new, and if it was broken we did everything we could do to fix it," she said.
Her most memorable tasks, decorating the Star Tree honoring fallen servicemen and women. She also had a big hand in decorating the official White House tree.
"It was special to me because it incorporated ornaments from kids all over the United States, I found 2 from North Dakota," said Sadie.
Sadie said she did see the First Lady, but never did catch a glimpse of President Trump, who was there the entire time.
She did learn a lot of history about past presidents with her exclusive access to the White House, and the history lessons from the Secret Service.
"You would be admiring a piece of furniture, a lot of time they could give you the history, the remodeling Jackie Kennedy did or Michelle Obama did," she said.